Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced to expand the Save Our Seniors program, a program which is aimed at reaching seniors in need of COVID-19 vaccinations.
The Texas administration has managed to reach out to homebound seniors while working with local fire departments and military members.
On Thursday, the governor reminded seniors that although eligibility opens to all Texans on Monday, seniors remain a priority. He said, "So for the time being, anyone who is 80 years or older, you will get to go to the front of any line providing vaccines in any part of the state of Texas."
Hundreds of North Texas seniors have already been reached through the program, with some help from Meals on Wheels.
The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) said the Save Our Seniors program is helping to save lives.
Most of their clients are over 70 years old and homebound. They need the COVID-19 vaccine, but can't leave their homes
The program under discussion will be expanded into the city of Dallas, where hundreds of seniors are likely in need, as they work to save our seniors is expanding across North Texas.
"As more and more of the vaccine becomes available, I think they'll be more opportunity for us to be able to deliver those vaccines to more of our clients," said Chris Culak, with VNA.
"So far, 90 counties have participated in the program," he said.
"It's a great initiative the governor has. Without that, I don't think we'd have the opportunity to deliver the shots to people's homes," Culak said.
The VNA wants to remind people that this particular in-bound vaccination option is only for seniors who are part of the Meals on Wheels program. It is not open to the general public at this time.